Experience the natural wonders of Westcave Preserve
Westcave Preserve is located about 30 miles west of downtown Austin.
The 30-acre preserve is a natural wonder and Hill Country treasure, a breathtaking cave formation with waterfalls and deep pools, carpeted with lush vegetation and teaming with wildlife.
LCRA acquired the property in 1983 and operates it in partnership with Westcave Preserve Corporation. Tours allow visitors to view these natural formations along with the variety of natural vegetation.
A 3,000-square-foot learning center, named the Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve, was opened in 2003. The facility's design includes a sun aperture in the ceiling above the solar exhibit where sunlight is projected on the floor and crosses a meridian at local noon time each day.
Visitation to the Westcave Preserve canyon trail is by guided tour only to minimize the impact on this beautiful and fragile natural site. The hike is a little less than a mile roundtrip and takes approximately one hour and forty-five minutes. Although the upper section of the trail is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, the lower part of the canyon trail (including the waterfall and cave) has some steep and uneven footing and is not wheelchair accessible.
For information on tour fees and hours, see Westcave Preserve Web site.
Call 830-825-3442 or visit www.westcave.org for information on scheduling a tour.